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Man Arrested for Statutory Rape


A Greenville man has been arrested for statutory rape.

Officers responded to a sexual assault incident in the 1400 block of East Union Drive. A parent of an 11-year-old girl told officers that Justin Sanford had sexual relations with her daughter multiple times. 

According to the victim, Sanford told her that if she told anyone, he would kill her as well as her mother.

Sanford was taken into custody at the Washington County Regional Correctional Facility without incident. He is waiting for his first court appearance.